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Cable Ski Cairns

Lot 5 Captain Cook Highway, Smithfield, Queensland 4878, Australia
(07) 4038 1304
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Ranked #3 of 5 attractions in Smithfield
Type: Sports Complexes
Owner description: This is a unique cable-driven water skiing park that my son tried twice during our recent vacation. It's mostly used by locals, but is open to anyone... more » Owner description: This is a unique cable-driven water skiing park that my son tried twice during our recent vacation. It's mostly used by locals, but is open to anyone and they treated us fine, so I'd like to review it. It's a good spot for active teens and older kids who want to do things rather than sightsee. « less
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

This is a must do in cairns for the teenaged children! Also great for adventurous parents. With a great price it is a must do in Cairns

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Great attraction! two teen daughters wanted to learn wake boarding after a few tries behind family boat. Staff were very friendly and very helpful with how to improve. We went for 1 hour session and left very happy, much improved skills, but tired and sore as not that fit. Seemed that local "experts" came after work at about 5pm for... More

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I started wake boarding here about 3 months ago and the staff have been very helpful and friendly throughout. It took me ages to stand on the wake board and the staff were always encouraging and gave great advice. Very good value for money and a must do if visiting Cairns!

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Ballan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

My husband and two sons (aged 13 and 10) gave it a go for an hour, which is not long enough especially if it is your first time. They had a ball but the youngest kept coming off on the first turn, which meant a long walk back to the start. The operator was full of advise and support for... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I visited Cable Ski Cairns with my 3 kids aged 11, 10 and 13, and we had the best time - 2 hours of flying across the water on our knees and falling into the lake, trying to master the corners. We absolutely loved it - it is exhausting work as every time you fall off, you have to swim... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Spent several hours over a couple of days learning how to wake board and ski better. The set up is great and the staff are very helpful with skiing tips. The park caters for beginners right through to professionals. The rates while initally look expensive, really are quite good once you absorb what you're getting. My kids enjoy the odd... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We had been told about this place by a friend who had visited Cairns the year before us, she loved it, despite us being 20 and 32 years older than her we decided to give it a go! We went in term time on a Friday at around 11am, there was only one other couple there, so we had the... More

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

This attraction is a bit sporty. You will get wet! Easy to find behind Skyrail with plenty of parking. You can hire or bring along your own board. Full of hard earned fun. I keep falling off but eventually will get it. Awesome scenery makes you wanna come back again and again.

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Trinity Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We had a great time wake boarding. Some of the guys had never done it before and the staff were great at showing them what to do. Lots of laughs had by all of us. Thanks guys.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We went for the 2 hour option which we thought was really good value for money. We had never done cable skiing before, and my husband who is a great snowboarder picked it up straight away. It took me a little longer, but I got there in the end. It's worth noting that they have a knee board option as... More

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